Friday, February 1, 2019
Book Review: Thank You, Omu!
First sentence: On the corner of First Street and Long Street, on the very top floor, Omu was cooking a thick red stew in a big fat pot for a nice evening meal. She seasoned and stirred it and took a small taste.
Premise/plot: Omu is making a thick, red stew. It smells AMAZING. The smell is so amazing that it brings people--one at a time--to her home. Omu begins to share her meal. Will she have enough for herself?
My thoughts: I really loved this one. Omu is such a sweet, generous soul. And as she opens her home and her heart to others, they are blessed indeed. This one has the best possible ending all things considered: though she may run out of her amazing stew, the community returns with their own gifts to thank her.
Thank You, Omu! is a Caldecott Honor book for 2019.
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible